From “Intention and the Choices We Make Everyday" by Bijan.
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Finally got around to reading this Inc. article - "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship."
Many passages in the article were familiar, but for better or worse, this particular passage hit close to home.
this quote is about training to do ‘muscle-ups,’ but it applies to, well, everything…
A founder friend, ebbing and flowing with self-criticism.
A founder friend of mine, battling against the odds. Maybe the most determined person I’ve ever met, and a great sense of humor about it all.
When I was a junior in college, I spent many late nights in the video editing suite of the Modern Culture & Media department. It was a quiet lab, but occasionally I’d be there with another student named Chris Savage.
My cofounder, Dan, sometimes joined me to work on video projects, but I rarely joined him in the CIT Lab. Had I, I would’ve likely met another student by the name of Brendan Schwartz.
Fast forward two years to 2006, and Chris and Brendan started a company - Wistia - that eventually came to be an awesome video platform for small and medium sized businesses. I was an early user of their first product, and then Dan and I became customers of their next product, as the video back-end for our first company, HomeField (now Rightplay).
Still with me?
No matter. Point is, it’s funny how small the world is, and how some people are just inextricably weaved into the fabric of your life. Chris and Brendan are exactly that, and they’re simply awesome people, too.
So, when the guys came to town last week, I thought it’d be a great chance to shoot a quick interview with them. Despite the funky color (is Chris purple? Am I?) and my lazy jump-cutting, I think you get a great sense of Wistia and how they look at the world. If you’re into the video ecosystem, it’s worth a watch.
- 1:14 Chris describes the Wistia Learning Center.
- 2:16 The launch of their new HTML5 player!
- 4:04 Using video for business.
- 8:42 What are the biggest challenges in our space?
Yup. Let’s keep things in perspective, people.
A quote from a friend - edited for profanity as their version was a bit more “colorful” - via a post I just published on Medium.
That’s right. Shelby.tv is live in the App Store again and open as a public beta on web and mobile web…
And it. Feels. Great.
The new Shelby.tv iPhone app is the best product we’ve built to date. It’s fast, elegantly designed, and filled with great content personalized just for you.
Our goal is the same as it’s always been… to be the best way to discover and enjoy videos. Videos that are just like you: edgy, quirky, smart, ridiculous, and sometimes just plain beautiful.
If you have an iPhone, there’s literally no reason not to give it a try.
I posted some stuff on Medium. I don’t know how the Internet rules on cross-posting from Medium to Tumblr to all-of-teh-platforms, so… here.
Surviving the Climb — Part 1 of 3: How one startup is surviving the Trough of Sorrows, the Crash of Ineptitude, and the Wiggles of False Hope…
Surviving the Climb (In Your Head) — Part 2 of 3: What went on in our heads as a company without a product…